Leek Mushroom & Lemon Risotto Recipe

Monika Manchanda
Leek Mushroom & Lemon Risotto Recipe
2080 ratings.

Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish made with a short to medium grain, plump rice which is high in starch content. It is one of those dishes where the star of the dish is its simplicity. Risotto draws its brilliance from a good rice cooked in a vegetable stock along with some vegetables. This holiday season make this Leek Mushroom & Lemon Risotto to win over your family and friends.

Serve the Leek Mushroom & Lemon Risotto warm along with a side of Rustic Rosemary Garlic Zucchini Bread and a glass of wine for a weekend dinner.

Other recipes that you can try are:

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  2. Brown Rice & Quinoa Risotto Recipe
  3. Pumpkin Pistachio Risotto Recipe

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M


2 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Butter (Salted)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Leek , thinly sliced (only white part)
  • 8 Button mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup White Wine
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable stock
  • Lemon zest , from one lemon
  • Lemon juice , from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup Risotto Rice
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese , aged
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste

How to make Leek Mushroom & Lemon Risotto Recipe

  1. To begin making the Leek Mushroom & Lemon Risotto, heat the butter and olive oil in a heavy bottom pan over a medium heat.

  2. Add the garlic, leek and mushroom and saute for 2-3 minutes until leeks and the mushrooms get lightly soft.

  3. Add the rice and wine and bring to the the risotto to a brisk boil. Reduce the heat and simmer till wine is completely absorbed. 

  4. Once the wine is completely evaporated, add the vegetable stock and simmer until the rice is completely cooked and all the stock is absorbed. If the stock dries up before the rice is cooked add a little more warm water or stock and keep stirring intermittently so the rice does not get burn from the bottom and gets cooked evenly.

  5. Once the rice is cooked, stir in the cheese, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice and stir until the cheese melts into the risotto. 

  6. Finally sprinkle crushed black pepper.

  7. Serve the Leek Mushroom & Lemon Risotto warm along with a side of Rustic Rosemary Garlic Zucchini Bread and a glass of wine for a weekend dinner.